Talk to Severn Trent about new pipes for Bilston

13 January 2016

Severn Trent is inviting local residents in the Bilston area of Wolverhampton to a drop-in session to hear more about plans to make water supplies in the area more reliable. This work is part of a £2 million investment the company is making across the city.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “To make sure the water pipes in Bilston continue to serve the community for years to come, we need to replace just under seven and a half miles of pipes in the area.  We’re keen to tell the local community all about our plans, so we’re holding a drop-in session on Thursday 14 January at Moseley Park School, Holland Road, Bilston, WV14 6LU, between 4.30pm and 7pm.

“We’d encourage local people to come along, meet the team and learn more about our work, but to also give their views - after all, the people who know the area best are the local residents. This work could be tricky, and while we think we’ve found the best way of laying the pipes with the minimum impact, we’re hoping that by talking to the community, they’ll help us to find those little gems of information which can make a huge difference to our plans.”

Severn Trent’s contract partner, Amey, plan to start laying the new pipes in February.  To keep the workforce and everyone who uses the road safe, there will need to be a series of road closures and traffic lights, and more information about this will be available at the drop-in session.

Gareth added: “We know that we may cause some inconvenience for the local community, and we’d like to apologise to anyone who will be affected by this work, and to ask for their patience.  We know that closing roads will cause disruption, but this work will help us to keep the water running for our customers for years to come.”